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American Hero

American Hero is a film about a female veteran contending with PTSD, an emotional trauma we typically associate with warfare. But as our story unfolds, we learn her trauma stems from sexual assault by a superior officer.

  • Manny McCord
  • Manny McCord
    Kill File
  • Matt Marshall
  • Freddy Giorlando
  • Pia Vicioso- Vila
  • Manny McCord
  • Melany Smith
    Key Cast
    "Lieutenant Jordan"
    Good Trouble
  • Alice Prime
    Key Cast
    Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman
  • Mark Epelman
    Key Cast
    "Captain Sawyer"
  • Manny McCord
    Key Cast
    "Lieutenant Harris"
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Action, War, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital BRAW, 4k
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Director Biography - Manny McCord

Manny is an award winning Actor and Filmmaker from South Carolina. He has a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice & Sociology and a Minor in Psychology. Manny moved to LA in 2019 to pursue his Acting Career. During his time in LA he got involved in film production and started writing his own films. He quickly fell In love with writing and story telling.

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Director Statement

American Hero will bring awareness to sexual assault in the military, by addressing the issue head on. The captivating performances by the actors mixed with the weight of this authentic story is jarring and emotionally enticing. This film can be used as an educational tool for the military and the general public.